Candidate Resources

  1. Office of the City Manager
  2. Elections

City Hall

144 Tichenor Ave, Suite 1

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-7260
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

David D. Dorton

Director of Public Affairs

  1. Phone: (334) 501-7266
  2. Email:

2018 Municipal Election

The last municipal election was held on Aug. 28, 2018. The deadline to qualify was July 17, 2018, and ten candidates are vying for five seats on the council in a runoff election on Oct. 9, 2018.

The next City of Auburn Municipal Election will be held in August 2022.

Candidates must file additional paperwork with the State of Alabama regarding topics such as campaign financing. View the Alabama Secretary of State's candidate resources site or the Fair Campaign Practices Act site for guides, checklists and details on required paperwork.

Candidate Qualifications

To run for mayor or a seat on the City Council, candidates must be at least 18 years old and:

  • Have lived Auburn for 90 days prior to election
  • (For Council) Have lived in the district for 90 days prior to election
  • Have lived in Alabama for 90 days
  • Have been a U.S. Citizen for one day
  • Be a registered voter

2018 Runoff Election Schedule

Event Date
Canvass Election Results Sept. 4, 2018
Public Notice of Runoff Election Sept. 5 & 6, 2018
Last Day to Register to Vote in the Runoff Election Sept. 24, 2018
Absentee Ballot Application Deadline for the Runoff Election Oct. 4, 2018
Runoff Election Day Oct. 9, 2018
Canvass Runoff Election Results Oct. 16, 2018
New Council Takes Oath Nov. 5, 2018
New Council's First Regular Meeting Nov. 6, 2018